National Topics

Oct 18, 2014

Abe keen to establish new Japanese Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his strong wish to draft a new Constitution during a radio interview aired Saturday. Pointing out that the current charter was drafted under the supervision of the Allied Powers during their occupation of Japan after World War II, Abe ...

METI chief Obuchi to resign over funds scandal

Oct 18, 2014

METI chief Obuchi to resign over funds scandal

Economy, Trade and Industry minister Yuko Obuchi intends to resign over shady irregularities in the political funds reports of her support groups, a government source said. The loss of Obuchi, a rising star in the LDP who was being groomed as a possible future ...

Oct 17, 2014

Abe greets Chinese Premier Li at Asia-Europe summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanged greetings with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday during a gathering of Asian and European leaders, a senior government official said Friday. Abe and Li, the second-highest ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party, shook hands with a smile ...

Oct 17, 2014

Japan may ramp up Ebola aid, Abe tells ASEM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday told foreign leaders that Japan is helping to control the growing global Ebola outbreak. Speaking in Milan, Italy, he called on the international community not to scale back assistance to nations struggling with Ebola epidemics and added that ...